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WIC carseat. Adri's Mama 1 child; Minnesota 3611 posts
14th Feb '11

We bought a carseat for baby because she out grew her carrier.. Will WIC give us another carseat for our truck if they know we already have one? I can afford one carseat. but not two. I mean its not a big deal if dont get one. we can just move out carseat around but what a pain in the ass.

You're not my demographic 1 child; Wisconsin 26883 posts
14th Feb '11

I didn't even know they gave carseats.

Adri's Mama 1 child; Minnesota 3611 posts
14th Feb '11
Quoting I ♥ BKLYN:" I didn't even know they gave carseats."


lol yes they do..

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27604 posts
14th Feb '11

Idk, they dont give them away here.

*Audree* 18 kids; Asotin, Washington 2345 posts
14th Feb '11

our wic doesnt give carseats. crazy!

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
14th Feb '11
Quoting I ♥ BKLYN:" I didn't even know they gave carseats."


:!: Me either lol. We bought ours, and once we could afford another one we got it. Trading out isn't that big of a deal for us, because we mainly took one vehicle anyway. The other was basically just for dh to drive to work.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
14th Feb '11

WIC doesn't give out carseats here.

Family services does though if you're on medical assistance. I got a carseat even though I had bought one (6 yeras ago though)... they give convertable seats, I had bought an infant carrier, she didn't care that I had one.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75033 posts
14th Feb '11

I doubt they would. I mean, I don't know their protocol but I would imagine it's only for people who can't afford a carseat at all.

♥Mrs.Garcia 18 kids; Houston, Texas 13802 posts
14th Feb '11

My WIC doesn't but the hospital does. I just have one. i never even thought of two.

Anja[VBA2C GRADx2!] 5 kids; Illinois 3576 posts
14th Feb '11

If you can't, can you save up for a Cosco Scenera? They're safe and usually under $50. Rear faces to 35 lbs forward to 40.

.,../.// 1 child; Nevada 811 posts
14th Feb '11

If you need it and cant afford it is that why they give them out.
My wic gives carseat and WIC checks whatever those are.

Mya&Liam's Mom Due June 30; 2 kids; Minnesota 43453 posts
14th Feb '11
Quoting Adri's Mama:" lol yes they do.."


Your insurance is what pays for the carseat not WIC. WIC just is the one who installs it after you watch the video. I live in MN too and got the free carseat for my 1st since I was on MA.



You can get 1 carseat (either infant, convertible or booster) per child. Doesn't matter if you have 1 or not. They will still give it to you if you apply for it.

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
14th Feb '11

I didn't know some WIC places even gave out carseats. You could ask though but considering you do have one they may not.

Adri's Mama 1 child; Minnesota 3611 posts
14th Feb '11
Quoting Swarley:" our wic doesnt give carseats. crazy!"


Yea. I didnt know untill I asked if Adri could be weighed because I knew she was getting close to meeting her carrier weight limit.. then they asked if I had a carseat or needed one. I said that i didnt need one because I had one picked out. I didnt think anything about getting one for the truck. SO wanted one for the truck.

Adri's Mama 1 child; Minnesota 3611 posts
14th Feb '11
Quoting Mya&Liam's Mom *EBF*:" Your insurance is what pays for the carseat not WIC. WIC just is the one who installs it after you ... [snip!] ... convertible or booster) per child. Doesn't matter if you have 1 or not. They will still give it to you if you apply for it."


Ohh ok thank you. thats what I was looking for! Although. I would still install it myself.. I know the people at our WIC and I dont trust any of them to do it lol.